All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Open Source’

Google Earth + Camera Balloons = Awesome DIY Aerials

Google Maps announced a fascinating addition to the Google Earth collection of imagery today, saying that it has partnered up with the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science to begin including user-captured aerial views of various parts of earth. PLOTS is a community-driven project aimed at developing open-source tools that people can use for exploring their environment. The organization …

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Netflix Making Its Cloud Software Open Source

Whether it be for education, help with programming or just out of good will, a lot of companies are now putting their software up as open source. This allows developers to poke and prod at the source code to find out what makes it tick. One company that I never thought would go open source has recently announced it was …

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The Dart Platform: An Introduction To Web Development

There are many languages and platforms when it comes to developing apps for the Web, mobile and servers. One of the languages vying for your attention is Google’s Dart Web development language. Seth Ladd, a developer advocate of Dart and Chrome, gave a talk on the Dart platform this week. In his talk, he introduces what Dart is and why …

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Twitter Makes Its MySQL Work Open Source

MySQL is one of, if not, the best database management systems. It’s even better because it’s open source which allows anybody to make changes to it as they see fit for their own needs. Major companies use it to power their Web sites and it’s always nice to see these companies make their work with MySQL available to the public. …

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Google Details Summer Of Code In Hangout

Last week Google announced the Summer of Code 2012, a program has students working with open source development projects around the country while the search giant pays them for their work. This year’s Summer of Code features more than 180 projects for students to choose from. Interested students will be pleased to know that some major players in the open …

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Linux Foundation Releases Annual Development Report

Every year, the Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth of the Linux platform, compiles an annual development report that details the Linux kernel development process. The report covers the work completed through the Linux kernel 3.2 release. This year’s report contains some interesting revelations about who’s working on the Linux kernel and the number of changes being …

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Facebook Open Sources Ringmark To Make Mobile Browsers Better

When Facebook first filed for its IPO, it was clear, reading through the company’s risk factors that the company has a lot of vulnerability in the mobile department, though it has certainly been working hard to change that. In late February at Mobile World Congress, Facebook announced some new initiatives to improve its mobile ecosystem. One of those initiatives was …

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Yahoo!’s Mojito Going Open Source

Open source is the lifeblood of the development community. It keeps innovation flowing and developers on top of their game. Google and Microsoft are both pushing heavily into the open source realm. Yahoo! today announced they’re throwing their hat in the ring as well. Yahoo! announced today the availability of Mojito, an open source JavaScript framework developed with Web developers …

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Google’s Go Project Gets Stable Release

Google has been toiling away on the Go Project since 2009. Besides having one of the most adorable mascots ever – Tux had better step up his game – Go is the company’s open source programming language. After three years and over 200 people contributing to the project, the Go Project has reached a major milestone. Andrew Gerrand of the …

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Microsoft Makes ASP.NET Open Source

Microsoft is becoming increasingly more and more one of the good guys within the tech community. Their latest move is definitely going to make a lot of developers happy. Scott Hanselman, a Microsoft employee, announced Tuesday that Microsoft is making ASP.NEt MVC 4, ASP.NET Web API and ASP.NET Web Pages v2 all open source under the Apache 2.0 license. These …

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Google Offers Students Summer Jobs In Coding

As a recent graduate, I think I’m going to miss summer vacation the most. Three months of doing absolutely nothing but playing video games and eating cheez-its was absolute bliss. Turns out some people actually enjoy working during summer and getting this thing called money. Those jobs usually involve manual labor, but Google has a wonderful idea that will stimulate …

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The Future Of Firefox Mobile

Firefox Mobile has been pretty great to me so far, and I’m sure it has been the same for the 8 million plus users who have downloaded it. While it’s not moving from Android anytime soon, it would be good to know where the platform is heading in the future. Chris Lord, one of the developers for Firefox Mobile, updated …

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